Professional Development Program

Assisting Staff in Reaching Career Goals

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Professional Development Program (PDP) was established to help provide Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) staff opportunities for professional development.

The goal of the program is to assist staff with covering the cost of professional development opportunities that would not be possible without financial assistance. The opportunities must be directly related to career goals and current job responsibilities at FGCU.

Applicants for the PDP award must send their application materials to the Staff Advisory Council via email as follows:

Application Deadlines:

September 15th, 2021

 November 15th, 2021

January 15th, 2022

March 15, 2022



Eligibility and Reimbursement

Staff categorized as Support Personnel (SP) and Administrative & Professional (A&P) are eligible to apply as long as the professional development opportunity occurs by May 31, 2021.

Each staff member selected will receive up to two thousand dollars ($2,000) toward their professional development opportunity in the form of an expenditure transfer (journal voucher) for departmental reimbursement with a copy of Travel Reimbursement documentation and approved receipts (air, hotel, conference registration, taxi, parking, mileage, etc.) Meals are not reimbursable outside of the regular state meal reimbursement program.

Funds cannot not be disbursed prior to the date of the professional development opportunity and will only be issued to reimburse costs directly associated with the professional development opportunity. Journal transfers can only be issued to departments with proper documentation to E&G, Concession, Auxiliary, and A&S accounts.

Applications can be submitted for consideration on a rolling basis, and if funds are available. All submitted materials will be reviewed by the SAC Professional Development Program Committee and award notifications will be sent within two weeks of the priority deadline. Applicants are advised not to make financial commitments based upon the expectation of earning a SAC PDP award.